Regular servicing is necessary in ensuring that a boiler operated smoothly and runs efficiently. Although boilers are generally reliable, a lot can go wrong with them if they are left untouched, and they end up becoming a whole lot less efficient. Having an unmaintained boiler could end up costing the owner reasonable sums of money, may lead to carbon monoxide poisoning if the gas is not properly burned or could even cause a fire. It is therefore obvious that boiler servicing is essential. But one might ask about the things involved with boiler serving, what should a person expect with a boiler service?
1. Inspection of Boiler
The Gas Safe Register authorized and regulated engineer will visually inspect the boiler to see if it still meets the required requirements and/or standards. The engineer will check for leakage or corrosion from any part of the boiler. Also, the engineer will visually check the flame in the boiler to ensure proper functioning.
2. Testing for Functionality
The boiler casing will then be removed and the service provider will check all of the components to ensure that they are all fully functional. The components checked should include the heat exchanger, the burner, the main injector and the spark probe. The engineer will then clean the inside of the burner, removing all particles trapped between components.
3. Testing Gas Pressure
The gas pressure will be tested to ensure that it is correct. The flue gases will also be inspected. This is to make sure that the boiler has a clean operation and that no unsafe gases are emitted.
4. Reassembling of Components
After all the previous checks, the components of the boiler will be reassembled, with the casing checked and sealed properly. The other peripheral parts of the boiler such as motorized valves, pumps and others will also be checked to ensure that they are operating correctly.
5. Checking and Cleaning Other Components
If by any means there are other components attached to the boiler system, for example, a magnetic filter to have corrosion particles removed from the water, they will be checked and cleaned out thoroughly during each service.
6. Checking Corrosion Inhibitor
The engineer will also check the level of the corrosion inhibitor, to ensure that sludge does not build up within the system.
Having a regularly serviced boiler provides the owner with enough confidence in the efficiency of the boiler, brings peace of mind and helps to increase the life span of the boiler, ultimately saving the extra cost of expensive repairs or buying a new boiler.